Rory McIlroy Is Five Back: The Weather Is Winning In Singapore

Simon Dyson

Debby Wong-US Presswire

After two days of play at The Barclays Singapore Open, it’s difficult to determine who is really leading the golf tournament. For a second day in a row, play was suspended for lightning at the Sentosa Golf Club on Friday. When play was called, Simon Dyson, who has completed 13 holes of the second round is leading at six under par. Play resumed at 7:30 with players finishing their first rounds, and some beginning second rounds.

First round leader Thomas Bjorn remains at five under par, but is now tied for third place, one stroke back, without hitting a shot. He was joined by the Italian invasion, as Matteo Manassero got it to four under par on the second round before calling it a day on his 14th hole getting off the course at five under par. Ryder Cupper, Francesco Molinari was at three under in the second round, getting him to five under after 12 holes.

Simon Dyson is on top of the leaderboard  at six under par after following his first round 2 under par, with a four under par second round. Dyson completed 13 holes, and will be the clubhouse leader with Nirat Chapchai when play resumes at 7 AM on Saturday morning. Nirat Chapchai from Thailand finished his first round at six under par, and is even par with nine holes completed in round two.

World number one, Rory McIlroy is one under par, five shots back after completion of the first round, and at even par after completing 12 holes of the second round. McIlroy had a double bogey six at the par four 13th hole.

Phil Mickelson has completed his first round at two over par, and without starting his second round as of yet, is in danger of missing the cut which is projected to be at one over par. Phil went on a bogey run during the back nine that started with a double bogey at the par three 14th hole. He bogeyed 15 and 16 to finish at 73.

The top American in the field is Berry Henson, who is at two under par and has finished 13 holes in the second round. Henson is virtually unknown and is ranked at 424th in the World Golf Rankings, and is 183rd for the Race to Dubai.

With two double bogeys on his scorecard, John Daly has followed them with eight bogeys, and his score has ballooned to 11 over par, and most likely done for the week. He is on the 11th hole, and I don’t think there is enough real estate remaining for him to get back into this tournament

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